Suppose you were a farmer, with an ordinary crop of wheat in your fields.
Suppose someone offered you a crop of super-wheat — hugely inflated yields, pest-resistant, the stuff practically harvests itself…
But every single plant was the clone of a single superplant.
Would you be cool with that?
I have recently gotten the notion that today’s comics buyer (me included) is a superclone like this. Have some money now; don’t mind buying a big-ass GN collection that costs a million bucks or something, if I want it…
But as a clone, if a disease comes along that can wipe out the parent, it’s a lock that I’ll fall before that exact same disease too.
I’m the type of guy who might buy a big fat super-expensive repackaging of an old comic that hasn’t seen print in a number of years. I might spend like a hundred bucks on it, hundred and fifty. I might even do that every couple of months.
But, what if something happens to me?
It might happen to everybody else who’s like me, too.
Just a thought.